Why you need a realtor

Many people who try to sell their own home end up using a REALTOR® in the end anyway. Before anybody decides to fly solo through this complex, time consuming and financially perilous process, they should consider these questions.

 Will you really "save" the real estate commission?

When buyers see a home for sale 'by the owner', they see a bargain. They imagine the REALTOR®'s fee going into their pocket, not yours.

 How many potential buyers will you reach?

Selling a home takes more than just hanging a "For Sale" sign. How will you promote your home? Will you write your own ads? How will you use the Internet? MLS® and the corresponding web site www.REALTOR.ca have changed the way people search for homes, and it's hard to court buyers without it.

 Do you have the time?

Promoting a home is a full time job, and you may already have one. Will you be able to take calls at any time? How about screening the callers to figure out if they're suitable candidates? Not everybody who calls is even suitable to walk through your home, but how do you tell?

 Do you know the market well enough to get the most for your home?

Lacking years of experience, the average do-it-yourselfer is merely guessing at their listing price. Often they set the price too low and miss out on thousands of dollars, or they price their home too high and drive away willing buyers.

 Do you have the negotiation skills to keep a deal on track?

When an offer comes in, emotions can run high with so much money on the line. This is why direct seller-to-buyer deals often end in disaster. REALTORS® keep it professional and are indispensable when it comes to bargaining with buyers.

Do you really know who is visiting your home

When Realtors have a potential buyer to visit your home, they know there names, where they live, work. and additional information.

 Questions you should ask when looking for a REALTOR®

  1. How long have you been in the business?
  2. What is your average list-to-sales-price ratio?
  3. How will your marketing plan meet my needs?
  4. Will you provide references?
  5. What separates you from your competition?
  6. May I review documents that I will be asked to sign?
  7. Can you help me find other professionals?
  8. How much do you charge?
  9. What if I'm unhappy with the service?
  10. What haven't I asked you that I need to know?

Do you really have the time and skills to sell your home. This is my profession seven days a week. Let me save you TIME, FRUSTRATION, HEADACHES and MONEY. Give me a call so we can set an appointment to discuss the reasons to hire me and the benefits to you. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Clark

Robert Clark

Real Estate Broker
CENTURY 21 Unic
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